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short shrift

  • n  a brief and unsympathetic rejection
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  • Nancy Cantor introduced as Rutgers-Newark chancellor
    The president of Syracuse University will become the next chancellor of Rutgers University in Newark, a growing and diverse campus that has long complained of getting short shrift from the central administration in New Brunswick.
    June 21, 2013 - The Record
  • Wine: Serve up some back-yard delights for Dad on Father’s Day
    Does it occur to you that Father’s Day, which comes Sunday, June 16, gets short shrift compared to Mother’s Day? Surveys say 83 percent of U.S. adults celebrate Mom, but only 76 percent do it up for Dad. We spend $140 on mami but just $106 on papi, scolds the National Federation of Retailers.
    June 17, 2013 - The Pantagraph
  • As Revenues Rebounded, Many States Pushed Through Tax Cuts
    Washington — Resurgent revenues prompted tax cut talk from Bismarck to Baton Rouge — but in some states, the tax breaks never made it to the governor’s desk. In other states, legislators used newfound money to pay for education, roads, or other areas that got short shrift during the recession.
    June 17, 2013 - Valley News

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